There are 22 of them from Dan Gillmor and many are quite intriguing:
1. Conversation an essential part of the mission.
2. Invite the audience to participate in the journalism.
3. Never publish lists of 10, nor any lame anniversary stories.
4. A baseline of information for any ongoing story.
5. Point to and follow up on competitors' work.
The list isn't for everyone's liking, but offers some new approaches to longstanding traits.